Message From The Director of Graduate Admissions
If you are thinking of pursuing graduate studies in the fields of chemical, biological or biomedical engineering, I hope you will seriously consider Notre Dame. Our department is characterized by an unsurpassed commitment to the development of our graduate students into well-rounded individuals who can take on leadership roles in industry, academia, or government upon graduation. Notre Dame graduate students enjoy all the benefits of attending a world-class university consistently ranked among the twenty best in the nation: outstanding facilities, great faculty, and a stimulating group of fellow students from all over the US and world. The fact that Notre Dame is a smaller private university, however, means that our graduate students don't get lost in the shuffle. With about 70 graduate students and 18 faculty, you will receive individualized attention from your advisor and form close bonds with the other graduate students in the department. Innovative programs, such as special mentoring programs for students interested in academic careers and a unique integrated engineering and business course especially tailored for doctoral students, provide our students with the tools necessary to succeed after graduation.
I invite you to explore the web pages describing the research going on in the department. Please contact me if you have any questions about the program or the application process.
William F. Schneider
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies